6mp...starting out

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MoobyDoo
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   Posted 2/2/2010 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
For anyone who takes or has taken 6MP successfully, about how long was it before it helped you? My daughter just started it on Friday and we are hoping for the best... and hoping it doesn't take 2 months to kick in as the doctor predicted.

  • champagnekindofgal
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       Posted 2/2/2010 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
    I remember thinking that it was helping at about 6-8 weeks bu the doc should keep her on steriods until it does kick in ... hang in there! I've had great results on 6MP without a lot of symptoms other than elevated liver enzymes but they can now track that.
    Diagnosed with Crohn's 2004 via pill camera    Imuran (6MP) kicked into remission (along with modified diet) so went off in 2006.
     
    2009/2010 acute flare and hospitalization - put back on Imuran. Currently taking 55 mg prednisone.
    Current problem - protruding thrombosis hemorrhoid.
     
     
     


    Rider Fan
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       Posted 2/2/2010 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
    It's a very effective drug, but it will take at least two months to take effect. I would say give it a good six months before deciding if it works or not. Hang in there!
    33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

    Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

    Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


    Go Saskatchewan Roughriders!


    MoobyDoo
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       Posted 2/2/2010 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
    Thanks for replying. She's on entecort now. He's planning on leaving her on it for a while, as you suggested, until the 6MP kicks in. Nothing seems to help her with the pain she's having tho. All these meds (Pentasa too) and still the pain. So aggravating. Hoping and praying that the 6MP works for her.


  • Rider Fan
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       Posted 2/2/2010 11:40 AM (GMT -7)   
    What dose is she on?
    33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

    Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

    Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


    Go Saskatchewan Roughriders!


    MoobyDoo
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       Posted 2/2/2010 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   

    Pentasa 500 mg

    Entecort 3 mg

    6MP - 50 mg tablets, she takes 1/2 at night for now



  • Rider Fan
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       Posted 2/3/2010 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
    Normally it's given at about 1.5 mg/kg to ensure as much as possible that it's effective.
    33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

    Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

    Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


    Go Saskatchewan Roughriders!

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